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Origami Spinner 



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Origami Spinner 

Written By: Joel Stern 



SUMMARY 

This origami model is from my book Origami Games , published in June 2010 by Tuttle. The 
diagrams utilize the standard origami symbols, which are explained in the first part of the 
book. 

The book contains directions for making 21 different origami models, and describes 22 
games-both competitive and collaborative-that can be played with them. The models are all 
made from regular printer paper (8 1/2 x 11 inches). 

So many children have become addicted to technology, and have lost the ability and desire 
to make things themselves, and to use their imagination. Part of my intent with the book was 
to provide a hands-on, low-tech activity for parents to do with their children. Further, the cost 
of these games is negligible, which can be an important factor for families in these tough 
economic times. 



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Step 1 — Origami Spinner 




• Start with a sheet of letter-size 
paper (8 1/2 x 11). Fold the left 
edge to the right and unfold. 



Step 2 




♦ Fold the left and right edges to the 
center. 



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Step 3 



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• Beginning the crease at the top left 
corner, fold the top right corner to 
the center. 



Step 4 




• Fold the upper left corner down to 
lie along the right edge, creasing 
along the lower edge of the flap 
made in step 3. 



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Step 5 




• Fold the upper right corner down to 
lie along the left edge, creasing 
along the lower edge of the triangle. 



Step 6 




• Fold the bottom portion of the 
model up along the lower edge of 
the triangle. 



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Step 7 




• Unfold to step 3. 



Step 8 



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• Repeat steps 3-6, this time 
beginning the crease at the top 
right corner, folding down the top 
left corner to the center. Then 
unfold to step 3. 



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Step 9 




• Press the shaded areas together, 
creasing along the indicated fold 
lines. Then lay the resulting flap 
over to the right. 



Step 10 




• Repeat step 9 with the lower 
portion of the model, bringing the 
shaded areas together, and laying 
the resulting flap over to the left. 



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Step 11 




• Lift and squash the lower flap along 
the indicated crease lines. 



Step 12 



• Fold the right side over to the left. 



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Step 13 


















• Lift and squash the upper flap along 
the indicated crease lines. 



Step 14 




♦ Fold the left side over to the right. 



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Step 15 




• Lift doubled flaps A and B up so 
they stand up at 90° from the plane 
of the model. Rotate the model 1/4 
turn. 



Step 16 




• Here is a view showing the model 
in perspective. Lift doubled flap A 
and place it entirely between the 
two flaps of B. 



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Step 17 




• Place flap X inside the pocket 
indicated. Repeat behind. 



Step 18 




♦ Fold the protruding triangular flaps 
down, one on each side. 



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Step 19 




• Fold the tip of the triangular flap 
downward to completely lock the 
handle. Repeat behind. 



Step 20 




• Here is the result. Turn the model 
over. 



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Step 21 




• Reinforce all creases passing 
through the center with mountain 
folds. This makes the model spin 
better. Turn the model back over. 



Step 22 




• Number each of the six triangles to 
complete your spinner. 



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Step 23 




• The completed Spinner 



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